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The following is marked as being "8th Prize - Du Boistesselin Chu. La Pitie', Paris, France Specimen: Antique 19th century microscope slide featuring composition of mounted butterfly scales and diatoms (35x) Technique: Darkfield "

Take a look and ask how something this complicated be on a 19th Century Slide in "diatoms" size..i.e...smaller than nano-scale !!!

http://www.microscopyu.com/smallworld/g ... xlarge.jpg

From here:

http://www.microscopyu.com/smallworld/g ... index.html

Now who would have been able to DO something that small that long ago and still keep the technology "secret"?

Bob... <img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/reefer.gif" alt=":uni:" title="reefer" />
Technology is lost all the time, unfortunately. I have no idea how it would
have been done back then. Today we could do that fairly easily with modern
tech.
Wow that is fabulous stuff!

Check out the barn owl feather mite....sheesh

1st prize is a trip

Suctorian attached to stalk of red algae, encircled by ring of diatoms
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